In a field as dynamic as the law, lawyers are always seeking ways to deliver better service to clients. That’s one reason many firms have turned to a concept known as new law. The idea behind new law is to provide help that may not be part of a firm’s core offerings but that can be offered efficiently and effectively as a separate line of business.
The term “new law” is not precisely defined by those who use it. It can mean anything from the development of a legal practice that has not been in place before to the creation of a strategy for helping clients that is different from what the firm normally does. The new law concept can also encompass the use of technology and the delivery of legal services in a non-traditional setting, such as at a client’s home or office rather than the firm’s own offices.
To learn more about new law, read this article from Adam Cox and Emma Kaufman, NYU Law.
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